Hunan Expands Preferential Ticket Coverage for Tourists
The Hunan Development and Reform Commission issued an amended regulation on pricing Hunan’s tourist site tickets and services on April 1, 2019. This regulation will go into effect on April 10, after a trial implementation for two years.
Comparing with the content of the trial version issued at the end of 2016, the amended regulation puts greater emphasis on lowering ticket price and simplifying preferential policies at tourist sites. For example, public hearings should be held to determine or adjust prices for scenic area tickets and transportation service; lowering ticket price could follow simplified approval procedures; and, free admission could be implemented with a public announcement, no need to follow administrative processes.
According to the amended regulation, more people can enjoy preferential tickets, including:
Free admission and transportation service for:
Children under 14 (14 not included);
Seniors over 65 (65 included);
The disabled, military personnel in active service, and retired officers (with valid documentation); and,
Religious personnel and the working staff (with valid documentations) at the religious sites in the scenic area.
Half-price ticket and transportation service for:
Children between 14 (14 included) to 18 (not included);
Seniors between 60 (60 included) to 65 (not included); and,
Full-time students in undergraduate or lower education (with valid documentations)